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Should MARPA Support Repeal of the Estate Tax?

MARPA has been asked to sign onto a letter supporting a bill that would repeal Subtitle B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that relates to estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes. Is this something our members support? We want to hear from you. Continue reading


Congress Considers Permanent Deduction for Investments in Equipment Like Production Equipment and Test Equipment

Permanent adoption of higher levels of section 179 expensing would help manufacturers invest in production and test with greater confidence. There is a chance that Congress could adopt those higher expensing levels on a permanent basis in the next two weeks. Continue reading

MARPA Winter Meeting Scheduled for February 12, 2013 in Washington, DC

Don’t forget that the 2013 MARPA Winter Meeting will be held in Washington, DC on February 12, 2013. Continue reading

How Will the Tax Bill Affect Manufacturers?

The deal averting the fiscal cliff is more than merely an agreement setting tax rates; it includes numerous authorizations and reauthorizations that affect a wide variety of people and businesses. Some of our favorite tax deductions were scheduled to ‘go over the cliff’ and this bill reauthorizes them. Continue reading

Last Chance to Book a Hotel Room at the MARPA Discounted Rate

The MARPA 2012 Conference will be held in a month, on October 3-5, 2012 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel. But the deadline for making hotel reservations at the discounted rate is Monday, September 3! Continue reading

MARPA Annual Conference Hotel Information – Reserve Your Room Before They Sell Out

The MARPA 2012 Conference will be held October 3-5, 2012 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel. Please make your reservations early for the Conference: the hotel has sold out early for the past several years and we expect the hotel to sell out again this year.
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New Tax Regulations Affect Aircraft Parts

The IRS has issued new tax guidance that affects parts, materials and supplies. Some of these regulations will affect PMA parts manufacturers, while other will affect their customers (and may affect their future buying patterns). Continue reading

New W-2 Reporting Requirements: Start Keeping Records in 2012 to Support the New Obligation

Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010,employers will have to add information to W-2 Forms to report the amount that the employer has paid for employee health insurance coverage. Continue reading

30 Year Old Tax-Break for Exporters is Worth Another Look

Organizations that have export sales can significantly reduce their Federal tax by creating an Interest Charge-Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC-DISC). It’s a long name, but the concept is quite simple. By creating a separate entity, a domestic organization with international sales can defer and/or reduce their overall tax burden related to the income on these international sales. Continue reading